Details for Gethsemane Church (Atlas Number 5507014770)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507014770


Marker Number 14770
Atlas Number 5507014770
Marker Title Gethsemane Church
Index Entry Gethsemane Church
Address 1510 N. Congress Ave.
City Austin
County Travis
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 621248
UTM Northing 3350239
Subject Codes Swedish immigrants/immigration; Lutheran denomination; churches
Marker Year 1962
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Texas Historical Commission offices
Marker Size RTHL medallion and plate
Marker Text The first Lutheran church in Travis County. Organized Dec. 12, 1868, by Swedish pioneers under leadership of Swante Palm. Site of first church building was 11 blocks SW; this structure was erected in 1883. It contains stone hauled in wheelbarrows from Texas Capitol that burned 1881. The present ornate, paneled doors came (1934) from Old Main building at University of Texas. Architecture is typical of many rural Swedish churches. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1962